Leanne's blackmail masterplan
11:00 13 June 2006
'Coronation Street' minx Leanne Battersby is to leave Weatherfield this summer after blackmailing lover Danny Baldwin out of £100,000.
The sexy schemer, played by 27-year-old actress Jane Danson, will receive the huge sum from the factory boss in exchange for the will she found left by his late father Mike.
In the legal document - written by Mike shortly before his death - the deceased entrepreneur left his business and personal fortune to son Adam and not Danny, as he did in a prior will.
At first, desperate Danny, played by Bradley Walsh, offers his sneaky lover £5,000 but she eventually squeezes £100,000 out of him.
However, it will be revealed that the Underworld boss is duped by Leanne. As she makes her exit from the cobbled streets of Weatherfield, viewers will see her take another copy of the explosive document out and slip it into her case, while saying: "Here's one I prepared earlier."
A source said: "The door has been left open for Leanne to return with the copy of the will she's kept to ruin Danny once and for all."
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